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The Heart


directed by Kon Ichikawa
Japan 1955
  • 120 min
39 Ratings


Brimful with brooding psychological torment, Kokoro is vintage Kon Ichikawa. Based on a novel by Natsume Soseki, the director foregrounds its themes of individual isolation and social estrangement, most notably in a central protagonist stricken by existential demons and stranded by changing times.